Night of the Inferno

Night of the Inferno by Andy Dappen  Photos by Mike Rolfs and Heather Dappen The Sleepy Hollow Fire started Sunday afternoon (June 28). Wind propelled the fire east and south toward Wenatchee where it destro... Read More...

Chelan Triskaidekaphobian Traverse

Mirror Mountain  (7738'),  Tumble Mountain  (7942') Story and photos by Jim Brisbine For our annual mid-summer climbing trip this year several friends and I departed somewhat from our pattern of western Casca... Read More...

Silver Falls

Pictured left: Silver Falls in all it's beauty along with a rainbow at the base. One of the more popular family outings in the region. You've got waterfalls, cool structures (stone steps, log fences, CCC... Read More...

Old Wagon Road (Stehekin)

The Old Wagon Trail, which is also a section of the Pacific Crest Trail as it passes through North Cascades National Park, connects the lower and upper Stehekin Valley. It makes a pleasant outing through varied... Read More...

Klone Peak

This trail provides great views of the mountains bounding the upper Entiat Valley. It's a unique opportunity to observe two important ecosystem processes in action--succession following a wildfire and an ongoin... Read More...

Tyee Peak

Photo: The view from part way up Tyee Mountain across the Entiat River Valley toward Angle Peak. Words and photos by Andy Dappen Tyee Mountain is better known as a firefighter’s mountain than a skier's mo... Read More...

Twin Peaks-Stairway to Heaven

Attractions. Stairway to Heaven is a trail accessed from Number Two Canyon that heads up the lower slopes of Twin Peaks east of the main road usually used to access the summit. Like Suspended in Paradise, S... Read More...

Sage Hills Outings

The Good. Sage Hills or Saddle Rock? Which of these parcels of undeveloped hills flanking Wenatchee to the west offer the best hikes, mountain bike rides, and trail runs? It’s a contentious debate, but my m... Read More...

North Star Road Loop

Photos: A truck (above) and a house (below) that were overtaken by the Carlton Complex Fire North Star Bike Loop - The Fury of Fire Ride Forget a woman scorned. Hell really hath no fury like a forest bu... Read More...